BBM orders relevant gov't agencies to respond to Sarangani quake

Marcos orders all relevant gov’t agencies to respond to Sarangani quake

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 08:05 PM November 17, 2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Friday ordered all appropriate government agencies to respond to the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Mindanao.

The earthquake struck the waters off Sarangani and surrounding areas in the afternoon.

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“The President has instructed every relevant government agency to promptly take action to ensure the safety and well-being of those affected,” said Presidential Communications Office Sec Cheloy Garafil in a message to reporters.


In a separate Twitter post, Marcos assured Filipinos that the government is responding to the situation.


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The President said that the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has been activated and the Civil Defense Regional Offices are coordinating with local responders.

“In these challenging times, my commitment to your safety and recovery is unwavering, and I have instructed every relevant government agency to fully contribute to ongoing efforts,” said Marcos.

Marcos is still in the United States for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit.

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